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Last modified: 29 Jul 2020 10:17am

Colour, laughter and music took centre stage in Lincoln at CultureFest 2018.

Over 3,500 people spent Sunday 30 September at the Lincoln Domain to celebrate diversity, taste a new culinary delight and enjoy the entertainment on offer.

CultureFest 2018Ginny Bowden, Manager Sport Recreation and Wellbeing, says diversity was to the fore throughout the day. “We are really proud of the growing diversity around Selwyn, and this is the perfect way to learn about the new cultures around Selwyn and moving into our communities.”

CultureFest 2018 is also linked to our Welcoming Plan which was launched earlier this year, aimed at helping new arrivals into Selwyn integrate into the district.

The event allowed for newcomers to see locals, new arrivals and visitors alike to come together and enjoy food and performances from around the world.

Twenty different stage performances by groups from China, Latin America, Russia, Poland, Iran and many more on the main stage all proved popular.

Ginny says “The set-up for the day allowed festival goers to enjoy a wide range of food, while relaxing with friends and family and picking the performances they were keen to see. We have also had fantastic feedback from the Christchurch Multicultural Council, who were a key partner in setting up CultureFest 2018.”